Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 10, 2020) — CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce it was awarded $25,000 of grant funding by the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help provides advocates for abuse and neglect cases in the Pikes Peak Region in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We know that COVID-19 is causing additional stress on families, and unfortunately when we see additional stress we also see an increase in abuse and neglect. This grant will play a critical role in helping CASA of the Pikes Peak Region address the increase in cases and will have a significant impact on vulnerable children in our community.

Led by an executive committee in coordination with the Governor’s Office, the Colorado COVID Relief Fund was developed to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on COVID-19 prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. The Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time.